Explorers of Australia
by Nicholson John (9781864481013)

Explorers of Australia
Nicholson John
Release Date: 01 March 1998
Format: Paperback
Pages: 40
Category: History
Publisher: A&U Children's
ISBN: 9781864481013

Follow-up to author's previous successful books on aspects of Australia's history. Gold! and The First Fleet were both shortlisted in the CBC awards.
Stories of the men who mapped Australia..Heroes and hooligans, sailors, buccaneers and bushmen..Did you know.that as a boy Captain Cook ran away from home? that Ludwig Leichhardt ate stewed cockatoo for Christmas dinner 1844? that Burke and Wills took rum for their camels? Find out.about Aboriginal songlines - maps as poetry how sailors mapped the Great South Land, bit by bit who solved the riddle of the rivers who won the race to cross the continent, risking death in the desert..These are the people behind the names on maps - men of amazing courage and endurance.

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